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Informal Commentary on Agni Yoga pp 192-195 300. I affirm that the way of Agni Yoga is like a A light. We then choose how to walk. light on the path. It is of no consequence how No consequence: even attacks will reveal a blessing? travelers make use of this blessing. The way is We are travellers. Where do we come from, where indicated to them. Those who discern the signs are we going? of fire will come. Signs of fire: These will be personal things. For me July 1967, stands out. Thus do I wish to strengthen those who Respond early. Prediction: the crowd will be driven have realized the momentousness of the by terror – this was published in 1929. They may be Teaching of Agni Yoga. One should not await driven to this yoga, but the important ones are the hour when the current drives the crowd to directed by free consciousness – without coercion. seek salvation. This will be the recognition of the scourge of terror. This is not important, but it Those engaging must know ahead of time and is necessary to know those who are directed by understand the battle, not be drawn into it by those free consciousness. A battle may be undertaken who do not know the purpose of the battle. The by him who knows the purpose of the battle. school is only interested in knowledgeable volunteers, Slaves driven by force are not needed. I not slaves. Hence Agni Yoga is not compulsive in consider it right to defend sincere striving rather any way. than to search for the fragments of a broken vessel. Knowledge produces sincere striving, terror produces a broken vessel. 301. If in the circle of activity there Heavy with juice is the fruit when the roots are appears a child drawn thereto with special strong. – Preparation, foundation, rootedness reason, smile upon him and develop in him the produces the result. consciousness that these activities are his dwelling. Children sometimes come to this life at a special call. Give them that which is prepared by their past. Heavy with juice is the fruit when the roots are strong. 302. One should observe certain Some passages are obscure and strange and difficult precautions in Agni Yoga. Beyond a certain step to take seriously and apply. One must realize that the one may notice pains in the back. One should messages include those to Urusvati herself. There then not bend down, because the pillar of energy are none that are to all people but some could be a rises like quicksilver in a thermometer. little bit more to her. Some seem to end up being Therefore a straight position of the spine is more personal, with the distinction becoming advised. Similarly inadvisable is work that impossible to make. Someone doing equivalent work demands a sideways position such as wood- might have similar symptoms and need similar cutting. The flame is vertical in its structure. advice. Thus will each fire act. The assertion of slight precautions will not detach people from life. One can quite unnoticeably introduce into life a method of action that is harmless. 303. The hands of the enemy are ever The hands of the enemy are ever ready to destroy the ready to destroy the works determined by Us. works determined by Us. The ears of the enemy are The ears of the enemy are cocked to hear slander cocked to hear slander useful to him. - this is fairly useful to him. It is not sufficient to say, "Rejoice evident all the time. at the enemy." One must learn to understand his Rejoice at the enemy – this is found elsewhere in Informal Commentary on Agni Yoga pp 192-195 ways. As the unknown quantity in a problem Agni Yoga – the uses of the enemy. stands the enemy. But this unknown is in direct understand his ways:- we ought to realize that ratio to the facts known to us. Hence, it is ignorance of the actual quality of evil works on earth possible to find a solution for each detected handicaps our efforts at remedy by distorting thought. enemy. It is for this reason that all the alternative media opportunities ought to be availed of today, gcn, rbn also, select radio hosts. Our sincere effort is made for less than nothing, for ill, if we fight fiercely for something fictitious. Everything that exists is contrived, whether by accident or purposely. We talk a lot about evil, but the real evil is not this ugly immaterial monster, but the acts of men and non-men. We must be wary of the struggle to control. We must become super well educated. We must know how to learn, how to research. If Marciniac and James have any truth in them at all, this social information system and expanding library could be with us for a while. We had a close scrape with the madmen that can take it all down, and they‟re of course scott free as well. Consider precisely the circumstances of Learn to remember the circumstances of your your actions. Learn to remember the straight-knowledge. We will return to them again. – circumstances of your straight-knowledge. We this mysterious saying suggests contemplating the will return to them again. times and conditions that made you a spiritually- oriented person. Remember the event and consider it to obtain what more it has for you and to facilitate a similar condition. In this case it seems like a visitation experience. Most often, in beatitudes, there is a warm and supportive presence. If these are inner imaginal conditions then others can perhaps bring some of their visitation of consciousness there. The judeo-christian testaments are replete with miraculous knowing of judges and prophets and ecstatic communion with various presences now slotted into the limited pantheon of accepted characters. The very magic appeal of the writings is the accounts of all these occult occurrences. It is only that they have been corralled within ecclesiastical walls and allowed to nicely age to where they could be prepared in a nice dish. They (the old miracles) lie there dripping with antiquity, with a topping of promise and fragrance of holiness. Everything unknown we term inimical. It Everything unknown we term inimical – the unknown must be resolved, conquered, and transformed is opposite of gnosis. Ignorance is not helpful. into the familiar--properly speaking, the Approaching his quarry, the hunter calculates each of cognized. During the process of such revelation his actions – One must be extremely careful and wise one should, primarily, watch oneself. to engage the enemy profitably. Approaching his quarry, the hunter calculates each of his actions. You will be told repeatedly about the We familiarize ourselves with the unknown by awesome occult mysteries, but you will approach approaching it. This is precisely what the closed Informal Commentary on Agni Yoga pp 192-195 simply, confident in yourself. We regard as Our minded religious person does not do. He does not first condition for battle the knowledge of one's approach what he declares to be dark and demonic, own status. We familiarize ourselves with the and so his distorted frightening phantasm remains. unknown by approaching it. It is of no use to speak of it beforehand--even its boundaries are undetermined. Essaying investigation into everything, the enemy – the author often refers to the enemy or we must agree on the methods of research. We enemies. To be non-combative does not mean will know the direction of the action, but will not ignorance and self-denial about „enemies‟. Once you impede ourselves by the enemy's definition. Let have a premise and capacity to create through us combine foresight with real action. Each harmony with beauty and universally sanguine detected part of the unknown will be a conquest-- principles, there is also a great array of opposing without astonishment, without a shudder, and forces. A most adventurous path is the gradual even without excessive enthusiasm. For each cooperative erosion of the power and influence of hour, even the most inactive, may bring us close those forces. Yes, like light entering darkness. The to the unknown. The Great Unknown may be darkness, enemy of light, flees. We must understand considered a friend, but for the investigator it is in order to do things correctly. more useful to consider it an enemy. All signs of Essaying investigation into everything – this is the the unknown correspond more closely to the stance held here, the theosophical one of investigation signs of the enemy. First of all we speak of into all things, already set out upon. fearlessness. But this is not needed against a we must agree on the methods of research – today friend. The achievement of a victory also (and my expertise is on recent multimedia presumes an enemy. presentations) the public methods of research are shoddy. We must agree about motive, include all evidence, no skew the facts or conclusions, establish a maintain a trustworthy reputation for honesty among everyone and remain open to any idea. General paragraph: because to us, venturing ignorant (by definition) in to the “Great Unknown”, it is hit and miss and we could hurt ourselves. We are fearful and ignorant and so we must defend ourselves and approach this thing gingerly. But there is no strong stricture against the idea that it can be thought of as a friend. If I bid you be victors, I foresee a battle. The Great unknown, like the enemy, lures one to victory. 304. The Teaching of Wisdom is not a The Teaching of Wisdom is not a textbook with textbook with numbered pages. The Teaching is numbered pages – this “Teaching” earns its capital by the decree of life applied to each necessity. As actual implementation. Not coercion, experience. lightning flashes wherever sufficient electricity Not the written but the living. Not the letter but the has accumulated, so the command speeds to spirit. The Teaching is the decree of life applied to where possibility has gathered. each necessity – the decree only makes sense to some people. To others is appears as the enemy of god. That such an absurd concept is even entertained proves its anthropogenesis. The tainted man is troubled by insurmountable enemies, others who know of the decree of life look to it and rejoice to have periodic renewals of direction such as this one, Informal Commentary on Agni Yoga pp 192-195 when new characters resuscitate many things including the language and provide the necessary expression of the scary crossing. As lightning … - the universes, inner and outer are far more electrical that we thought, the power of polarity flashing through the thick soft resistor earth. We are capacitors and conductors. We overcome inner explosive discharge and deflect the chaos of dangerous courses in outer natural events. All this is the immensely complex but other-worldly conscious planetary environment. We are treating the urine of the local universe and for this we should be thanked. Meanwhile vast streams of charged plasma rivers circulate in the bright clumped curds of space. Upon them like waterbugs, the spidery connections of speeding eyes propel them with great vitesse. … the command speeds to where possibility has gathered. – it is up to us to become a radiant magnet. The radiation of love, is first as perceived as outflowing (this is how heard and heart can cooperate). According to purity of conditions it is some form of magnetic beauty, a creative attraction, a kindler of flame. While affirming the common unity, the While affirming the common unity, the Teaching of Teaching of Life must respond to each Life must respond to each individuality. – Consider individuality. The Teaching provides a solution the burden of the task of some. All the way to you- to the daily problems. Sometimes it seems that know-who. As for world „government‟, human unity the Teaching returns to former themes. is impossible to attain without untrammelled absolute Comparing these directives, you see that they creative freedom, which alone is needed for the touch entirely different manifestations of life. decree of individuality. I can undertake to prove The outer signs have no import. Men may myself. I can use the chance I have been given. I can become pale or blush for different reasons. help myself to understand. Let us broadly foresee the most Let us broadly foresee the most prominent conditions prominent conditions of life, but let us leave of life, but let us leave details to the flow of karma – details to the flow of karma. One can often notwithstanding the religious objection to certain change the main stream, whereas the details will words, here we see the lofty creative approach. With carry the mark of a predetermined karma. Such awareness we do not react but act. We have found details have no decisive significance, although what to do and together we have agreed to do it. We people usually remember just those and judge ought to consider the breadthte of understanding accordingly. Similarly, one cannot expect from required when the ancient and existing planetary the missions and experiments a uniform „government‟, (known by all those names) has to application and flow. Evidence, again, means consider decisions affecting mass fate. The more nothing. important, the more brilliant, the more powerful, the more beautiful, the more pleasing to everyone involved, these centralized negotiations may go well for us. But without human cooperation all is lost. The command foresees every possibility, The command- let this command be impugned by although in manifestation they are quite varied. vocal 21st century pontificators. Why not support a The danger is elsewhere. Often a man, mastering winner? This benign command is against mankind‟s a possibility, loses concern about it. As „dweller on the threshold‟ so to speak. Mankind will Informal Commentary on Agni Yoga pp 192-195 something commonplace, he carries the festival be thankful it had authority. flower into daily life. Of course flowers are although in manifestation they are quite varied – the always pleasing, but it is better to transform life author is admitting the final manifestations of into a festival of spirit than to sprinkle the creation are a challenge to anticipate. flowers with everyday dust. Again we approach life as to the chalice The chalice here is no hateful power-object of the of a wondrous remedy. To drink the poison of enemy of Christians, as some claim. the world in order to be reborn with full power! This symbol comes from ancient legends. We Here it is merely the symbol for the carrying, see it in Egypt, in Greece; Shiva himself recalls containing and drinking this gift of grace. That is, the it; a whole chain of Redeemers bears the chalice opportunity to serve the ones we love. It is not easy of poison, transforming it into Amrita. for people to deal with bad karma. But those who can consciously project their energy to endorse all strugglers, they can carry extra portions of that weight, they can sense the joy of uplifting, often at far distances, the spirits of someone precisely responsive to that energy quality. Those heroes all in fact were great servants who offered themselves as sacrifice. They took up what was old and dark and transformed it, beautifully enacting acts of love, which generate bliss and ecstasy. When We say, "Be unusual, and do not I confirm how much is sent to you - Sometimes the deprive yourself of the chalice of achievement," encouragement is extremely sweet. It was also to We thereby indicate not to obscure your life and Urusvati and with her it could truly represent the not to spill the chalice. I confirm how much is spectacular possibility of authoring the entirely of the sent to you. Every particle understood and volumes. applied will give new life. Thus, observe the rain of possibilities and rejoice at the rainbow. Be unusual – we already spoke of the absolute freedom for individuality. This must mean, despite the taboos of our culture, that all is permitted except that which harms another or interferes with their freedom. Every particle understood and applied will give new life – this of course applies to the documented teaching that Urusvati was enabled to accomplish. We can more deeply understand the particles today, and we have a myriad of bright ideas to discuss.
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